The anti-choice activists are up at arms over an elderly activist allegedly arrested for “sprinkling holy water.” But was it a “sprinkle” or an assault?
Why shouldn’t politicians legislate medicine? For one thing, their lack of medical knowledge.
Physical “rescues” were meant to harass clinics out of existence. The new “civil disobedience” call of anti-choice corporations refusing to cover contraception and sterilization procedures even in the face of federal court order to the contrary is just the corporate version of this same sit-in tactic.
But I’ve come to recognize the value of apprehension – because fear which is not squelched or pacified by the mental hocus pocus of pious devotion can be a great motivation for necessary change. Without the thought-stopping effect of 365 biblical “fear-nots,” these days, when I am afraid, I have no other option than to actually figure out: What is so terrifying? Why am I scared? What should be done to prevent my fears from materializing in reality? What do I need to do differently?
The story told by “The Secret History” isn’t just for Catholics. It gets to the heart of how we all make moral decisions and seek compassionate answers. Ultimately, the film is not just about history, but about how we live our faith today and where we want our church to go. More than that, it’s a vibrant declaration that we are not afraid.
A new video from Catholics for Choice, “The Secret History of Sex, Choice and Catholics,” features interviews with leading experts in the fields of theology, philosophy and ethics who examine Catholic traditions, teachings and beliefs on abortion and contraception, HIV and AIDS, sex and sexuality and religion in public policy.
In an effort to show state leaders that it’s possible to have faith both in God and women, a Texas non-profit has launched an online petition signed by hundreds of clergypeople who support contraceptive access. Will it be the push legislators need to institute good family planning policy?
The central question in a lawsuit is whether or not a “Christ-centered ministry” that offers parents a chance to “earn” baby supplies through bible study should receive a federal, taxpayer-funded loan to buy and renovate a building and expand services with an anti-choice agenda.
Catholic bishops went all in this election season. Will they learn anything from their defeat?
On election night, it was steak and cable news stations for the “family values” groups.